None of this is surprising, exactly, but hearing it all laid out is absolutely mind-bogglingly wild.
Of course the crowd was armed to the teeth and wearing armor, of course Trump knew that, of course he wanted them all let in anyway. Obviously all of this was planned in the days leading up to Jan. 6. Of course Trump screamed and yelled at people and threw plates, of course he physically attacked his security guy, of course Mark Meadows was in it up to his tits.
And yet. Jesus.
This was all entirely intentional and premeditated. They deliberately attempted to overthrow the government of America. Here’s the receipts. It’s stunning.
The SCotUS has overturned Roe v. Wade this morning.
I hadn’t even finished my first cup of coffee yet, and I had been reduced to a second class citizen. In the United States of America this morning, corpses and animals have more rights than women and people with uteruses.
If I attempted to explain my rage to you, I would probably get banned off my platforms.
This is not the end. This is the beginning. They’re coming for contraception, marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, all of it.
Ok, but seriously. People bond with their roombas. People send their roombas in for repair and are like “Make sure you send me back my roomba, don’t send me back some random one, I’ll know.” People will pack bond with anything.
Unless you wrap it in human skin. That’s going to hamper the process.
One of the things that came out of the June 13 public Jan. 6 committee hearing was the idea of two different circles of “influence” in Trump’s White House right after the election. One was the “normal” people – the group a lot of goons like Mulvaney, Ivanka and Jared, and other people who’d like to have careers later on want to be part of – and the other was the election fraud dipshits like Giuliani and his crew. The “normal” crowd have been scrambling to distance themselves from the election fraud dipshits, but like, all you assholes were there. And even if you couldn’t influence Trump, you could have done something, gone public or something, to get the word out, and you did not. So fuck y’all. You were complicit in this garbage, even if you didn’t “believe” it.
I trust Joe Biden’s steadiness and judgment, and if he runs again, I’ll probably back him in 2024. But today I want to suggest someone who isn’t even a Democrat, and whose positions on many issues I (and I suspect you) strongly disagree with — but who could possibly be the best president of the United States for the perilous time we’re entering.